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 (văng′kwĭsh, văn′-)
tr.v. van·quished, van·quish·ing, van·quish·es
a. To defeat or conquer in battle; subjugate.
b. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition. See Synonyms at defeat.
2. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress: "She had had to wrench herself forcibly away from Katharine, and every step vanquished her desire" (Virginia Woolf).

[Middle English vaynquisshen, from Old French vainquir, vainquiss-, from Latin vincere; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

van′quish·a·ble adj.
van′quish·er n.
van′quish·ment n.
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The act of defeating or the condition of being defeated:
Slang: dusting, licking.
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